Copa America 2021: Brazil vs. Peru Kickoff Time, How to Watch on TV and Online

Brazil will look to make it two wins in as many Copa America games when it takes on Peru in a rematch of the 2019 final.

The Seleção got its title defense off to the best possible start on Sunday with a 3-0 thrashing of Venezuela, courtesy of goals from Neymar, his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Marquinhos and Gabriel Barbosa.

Winners on home soil two years ago, the five-time world champions are hoping to repeat the feat after the tournament was moved to Brazil only two weeks before its start after Argentina and Colombia were stripped of hosting rights due to a surge in COVID-19 cases and civil unrest respectively.

The carnival atmosphere that greeted the tournament two years ago is nowhere to be seen as, unlike Euro 2020, the Copa America is being played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic—Brazil has the second-highest death toll in the world and the third-highest number of reported cases.

If the absence of fans fazed Brazil on Sunday, it did not let it show. The hosts made light work of Venezuela, whose preparation was thrown in turmoil after 12 players and coaching staff tested positive for COVID-19 a day before the game.

According to figures released by Brazil's Health Ministry on Tuesday, 52 cases of COVID-19 have so far been recorded at the Copa America, including 33 players or members of staff and 19 workers hired for the tournament.

Peru, meanwhile, is the last team in Group B, which also includes Colombia and Ecuador, to make its tournament debut—the format of five teams per group means not every team plays on the same day as its group rivals.

La Blanquirroja finished runners-up to Brazil two years ago, losing 3-1 in the final after being thrashed 5-0 in the group stages and hasn't defeated the Seleção in a competitive game in five years.

With four teams progressing from each of the two groups however, Peru should stand a good chance of reaching the knockout stages even if it should lose on Thursday.

Here's all you need to know ahead of the game.

When is Brazil vs. Peru?

Brazil takes on Peru at the Estádio Olimpico Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, June 17. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.

How to watch Brazil vs. Peru on TV

The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, while UniMás and TUDN will carry the game with Spanish commentary.

How to watch Brazil vs. Peru online

A live stream of the game will be available via FOX Sports, Univision and TUDN's digital platforms as well as via streaming services fuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV and Vidgo.

Brazil vs. Peru odds

Brazil is a 1-5 favorite with DraftKings and 1-6 with FanDuel, while Peru is a 12-1 outsider with both bookmakers and the draw is at 5-1.

Neymar is a 13-5 favorite to be the first goalscorer, while odds on both teams to score are at 1-2.

Neymar at the Copa America
Gabriel Barbosa of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal with his teammate Neymar Jr. during the match against Venezuela at the 2021 Copa America at Mané Garrincha Stadium on June 13 in Brasilia, Brazil. MB Media/Getty Images